Shadow Ministerial media releases - Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

10,000 to miss out on a uni place because of Liberals' cuts

With Catherine King MP

Data released today by Universities Australia indicates that 10,000 people could miss out on a uni place this year because of Malcolm Turnbull’s $2.2 billion of cuts. 

This is a cruel blow to the thousands of Year 12 graduates who studied so hard to get into uni.  

In 2017, Labor blocked the Liberals’ uni cuts in the Senate.  But just a few weeks ago Malcolm Turnbull by-passed the Parliament and announced billions of dollars in back door uni cuts instead.

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Announcing Labor's Domestic Violence leave policy

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DOORSTOP
CANBERRA
TUESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2017

SUBJECTS: Labor to Legislate for Ten Days Domestic Violence Leave.

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New report underscores devastating impact of Turnbull's postal survey on LGBTI Australians

With Julie Collins MP

New figures released today underscore the devastating impact the postal survey had on the mental health of LBGTI Australians, their friends and families.

Labor is deeply concerned by the results of The Australia Institute and the National LGBTI Health Alliance report.

As the House of Representatives continues debate on same sex marriage, these figures are a sobering reminder of the negative impact the postal survey has had on an already vulnerable group of Australians. 

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Labor commits to ten days domestic and family violence leave

With Tanya Plibersek MP and Brendan O'Connor MP

A Shorten Labor Government will legislate for ten days paid domestic and family violence leave in the National Employment Standards (NES).

This is part of Labor’s commitment to make domestic and family violence leave a universal workplace right, to further support those in our community suffering from this scourge.

In 2017 alone, 45 women have been killed through domestic violence. It is the leading cause of death, disability and illness among women aged 15 to 44 years of age.

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Marriage equality passes the Senate

With Bill Shorten, Tanya Plibersek, Penny Wong and Mark Dreyfus QC

The passage of marriage equality legislation through the Senate marks a historic day for all of Australia.

It is a great day for LGBTIQ Australians, their families, friends and all who love them.

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Women's Minister, Michaelia Cash, supports Bernardi's attack on White Ribbon and reproductive choice

With Tanya Plibersek MP

Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash, today voted for a Cory Bernardi motion designed to criticize White Ribbon for its pro-choice stance.

White Ribbon is an organisation dedicated to reducing and eliminating violence against women.  Reproductive coercion is an insidious form of domestic violence. There is no reason at all why White Ribbon should not be entitled to be, and to state that it is, pro-choice.

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Turnbull government must urgently consider further support for LGBTI Australians impacted by postal survey

With Julie Collins MP

Labor is deeply concerned by new figures revealing a surge in young people accessing mental health support services since the start of the Turnbull Government’s postal survey.

The figures released by ReachOut show a 40 percent increase in young people accessing help during the divisive and unnecessary $122 million postal survey.

 

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One Nation putting women and children's safety at risk

One Nation’s policy, announced today, to allow visitation rights to fathers regardless of an emergency protection order, puts women and children’s safety at risk.

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Transcript - Door Stop Brisbane Sunday 8 October 2017

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 

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DOORSTOP

BRISBANE

SUNDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2017

 

SUBJECT/S: Gardasil

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PM FAILS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON FAMILY VIOLENCE

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

 PM FAILS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON FAMILY VIOLENCE

Twelve questions regarding family violence initiatives remain unanswered by the Prime Minister, almost a year after they had been sent. 

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